I have always loved this image I found on Pinterest some time ago. Two friends, who obviously love books, laughing and sharing a cup of tea. We all have someone we cherish that we would sit under a table with. I think of my dear friend, Margaret, who for almost 40 years we have been giving each other books. Whenever we talk by phone, she in Chevy Chase, MD and me in North Carolina, we never say goodbye without sharing what we are reading, and recommend to one another. We both look a lot younger than the ladies on the floor, but I dare say, until the end of our days, books will be one of the things that bless our friendship.
IF you belong to a bookclub, and I hope you do. (I belong to two) you will be making selections for your upcoming books. I have a great idea. Select Facing East, and let’s Skype on the day you meet to discuss the novel. I’d love to join you for a few minutes to say hi, answer your questions, and slip away leaving you to carry on. Don’t you think this is a great idea?
In both my bookclubs, we never read a book that a member has not read and can recommend. Why not order from Amazon the new novel; see if you think your bookclub will like it. Let me know about making a date to be with you. Cheers, everyone. Raising a glass of sweet tea to a fun summer of reading.